Original Music Festival in Key Largo features free performances

By Patti Restaurants in Key Largo are the backdrop for a slew of free live performances Original Music Festival in Key Largo is May 12 to May 15 at different venues, including Sundowners and Señor Frijoles, at mile marker 104. Performers include Keith Johns from Miami, South Florida recording artist Taylor Loren, Julie Gribble, recording […]

Florida museums free with Bank of America program

By Patti Roth The Museums On Us program offers free entry the first weekend of each month to participating museums in Florida, and elsewhere, with eligible Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts. The free access requires an appropriate credit or debit card. These are just some of the participating museums. It’s a good idea to phone […]

Florida vacation deals in Kissimmee, Fort Lauderdale, Naples & others

Vacation discounts and lodging deals in Florida and around the world are offered by Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and Travelzoo. Some of the deals are 40 percent to 50 percent off, or more. These are among the freshest deals, with links for information and purchases. Fort Lauderdale, from $95 for Ocean Sky  Hotel and Resort, $114 value […]

Resorts offer deals for Florida residents

Florida residents receive bonus discounts & deals at a variety of resorts and inns in the Sunshine State. These are some of the lodging deals.  Restrictions and limitations may apply. La Playa Resort in Naples offers residents 15 percent to 25 percent off best available rate, free parking and free resort fee, 239-597-3123 Boca Raton Resort […]

Free LEGOLAND deal for teachers

Florida teachers can get a free annual pass, valued at $149, to Legoland Florida. To receive the pass, teachers must bring the most recent paystub, Florida photo ID and valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate to the ticketing window at the entrance to Legoland, The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds or Sea Life Aquarium.  

Up to 67% off water sports

By Ana Acle-Menendez If you or your kids love water sports, chances are you are looking for a deal because those activities can get expensive. We’ve scanned around for some cheap deals on fun water sports and this is what we’ve found: Up to 27% off Rapids Water Park: This 30-acre water park in Jupiter, […]

13 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg

Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota

Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

10 free and cheap things to do around Bradenton

Whether it’s attending an art walk, visiting a national memorial, or enjoying the beach, Bradenton has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy around Bradenton, while on a budget. 1. Village of the Arts Art Walk On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, the […]

12 free and cheap things to do in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is full of history, wildlife, breathtaking views, interesting people and good times. Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys that will make your trip memorable. Key Largo 1. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, founded by Laura Quinn, where you can […]

10 free things to do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area

Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment […]